The national foreign policies of the EU member states not only constrain or enable a common European foreign policy but at the same time, the national policies themselves are affected by the Common Foreign and Security Policy.
This book investigates how the European Common Foreign and Security Policy impacts on national foreign policies. The author transcends the present state of the art in research on EU foreign policy by concentrating on two states that belong to the group of small and neutral EU member states: Ireland and Austria. Providing a systematic in-depth and comparative analysis, the author uses the concept of Europeanization to examine:
- The Europeanization of foreign policy procedures and institutions;
- The effects that the Common Foreign and Security Policy has had on the substance of these states’ national foreign policies;
- The impact on their national identities
Providing the reader with further important and innovative insights into how we can explain and understand Europeanization, and recognize its limits, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of European politics, European Union studies, international relations and foreign policy.